Friday, September 30, 2016

Santa Gift Tags


Hi everyone,

Well apparently there are only 12 more Fridays until Christmas! Scary ha!!!!! So I figured I had better make a start on getting some Christmas gift tags made for the presents I will be giving to family and friends.

Other than six tags I made back in March as I was playing with a new die I received, these are the first I made. Sure hope I put those other tags in a safe place where I can find them hahahaha!


For my gift tags today, I started by die cutting cardstock and designer paper using the Stampin' Up Chalk Talk tag. To the bottom of the tag I added some white snow for Santa to stand on and for a place to write "To" and "From" on the tag.


To decorate the tags I used MFT Stamps Jingle all the Way stamp set, stamping the Santas and then using my Scan N Cut to cut out all the Santas. Sure glad I didn't have to do that all by hand!



As there were three different Santas in the stamp set and I got 8 gift cards out of a sheet of cardstock. made 3 tags each for two of the designs and 2 tags for the other.


Stamps: Jingle all the Way - MFT Stamps; Seasons of Love Tags - Waltzing Mouse Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Christmas Carol DP - Graphic 45
Dies: Chalk Talk - Stampin' Up; Outdoor Edges - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Scan N Cut; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Copics



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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dec 25


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess Lois finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Lois tells us that ..... Summer is over. Let’s make a Christmas and/or Winter card.

Of course where I live down here in Australia, Summer isn't over, it is approaching! We are in our first month of spring which is almost over. As I still need to make Christmas card it was easy to decide to create a Christmas card for this week's challenge.



As you can see I created a Twist Circle Card using the die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

To decorate the inside of my card I used the Candles die on the centre circle die cutting the candle part using white card that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covering the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

On both side edges I added the holly border from the new Holiday Garlands 1 die set and added Red/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the berry part of the border.

I added the "Merry" and "Christmas" using the A Way with Words Merry Christmas die set which I added to the top left hand and bottom right hand side of the card.

On the other edges I added more holly leaves and berries which are all from the Candles die set.


Here you can see my card as it is closing, you can see how the centre circle turns towards the right as it closes flat.


And finally the front of my card. I used the new Entwined Ovals which I die cut twice from gold cardstock and off set one of the ovals slightly over the other. I also cut one from white, only using the centre part so that the A Way with Words - Dec 25 showed up on my card.

I also added another Holly border from the Holiday Garlands 1 die set where the cardstock and designer paper joins. Adding more of the Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Paper: White; Red; Green; Gold; Classic Nine DP - Authentique
Dies: Twist Circle Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Candle; Holiday Garlands 1; Entwined Ovals; A Way with Words Merry Christmas; A Way with Words Dec 25 - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet 64mm; Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Yellow Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz; Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Double Sided Adhesive Tape




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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Rebus - Songs Sung by Elvis Presley


Hi everyone,


It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Songs Sung by Elvis Presley ". 


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


How did you go working out my July Rebus which was Names Starting with the letter 'I' .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. Ivanhoe
  2. Ike
  3. Irene
  4. Imogen
  5. Igor
  6. Ivy
  7. Inga
  8. Isadora
  9. Ian
  10. Isaac


You can find all my past rebus cards here.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Let it Snow



Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on how to create the card above using Elizabeth Craft Designs products.
This time round I having been playing with a few of the winter themed dies to create my card.

I have never tried ice skating, but I love watching it on tv whenever it comes on. I know I was pretty hopeless as a child roller skating, so presume I would have been even worse at ice skating :(.

Here's how I created my card:

1. Cut a piece of white card so that it measures 5 1/4 inches x 10 1/2 inches. Score along the 10 1/2 inch side at 5 1/4 inches and fold to create a 5 1/4 inch square top fold card.
  • Cut a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock approximately 5 inches square. Die cut the card using the second largest square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set.
  • Cut another piece of scrap card approximately  5 inches square that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. Die cut this card using the second largest square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set. 
  • Carefully adhere the piece of card with the adhesive on the front to the Dusky Sky postage stamp square card.

  • Take the snowflake dies from the Snowflakes die set and lay them fairly close together without them touching on the Dusky Blue square and run through the die cutting machine. Because you have two layers of card, the snowflakes will leave an impression without actually cutting the card. 
  • Remove the dies from the card and place in another position on the card and continue doing this process until you have covered the card completely with snowflakes.
  • Using the second largest square from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a square from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Layer the Dusky Sky Square panel to the Bonnie Blue Square and then adhere this to the front of the folded white card.


2. Using the Skates die set, die cut the following:
  • (2) Boots from White Cardstock
  • (2) Base of Boot from Through the Lens Wood Designer Paper that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
  • (2) Skate Blades from Silver Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
  • Adhere the base of the boot to the white boot and then attach the blade to the bottom of the boot. (Note: I found it easier to die cut just the lower portion of the boot again, that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. I then adhered the blade to this piece and then adhered that to the back of the full sized boot.)
  • Cut a piece of White Hemp Cord and thread through the holes in the boots and tie into a bow at the top of the boot.
  • Attach the two skates to the card using foam tape. Refer to the photo at the top for placement.
3. Using the Sprig with Berries die set, die cut two Sprigs from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. Remove the protective backing from the Adhesive and cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to the jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your fingers.
  • Adhere the Sprigs to the top of the card.
4. Using the Snowflakes die set, die cut a medium snowflake from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. Remove the protective backing from the Adhesive and cover the adhesive with Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to the jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your fingers.
  • Adhere the snowflake to the centre of the Sprigs you added in step 3 using foam tape.
  • Add a Silver/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Sticker to the centre of the snowflake.
5. Cover the back of a scrap of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Die cut the A Way with Words - Let it Snow sentiment.
  • Attach the "Let It" part of the sentiment to the centre left of the card (refer to card above for placement)
  • Attach the "Snow" part of the sentiment to the blade of the right skate.

6. The Inside of the Card:
  • Using the second largest square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set, die cut a square from white card.
  • Using the second largest square from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a square from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Layer the white square to the blue square.
7. Using the Winter Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp the sentiment "Let's have some fun" and the three small snowflakes using blue ink.
  • Using the Snowflakes die set, die cut a medium snowflake from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front. Remove the protective backing from the Adhesive and cover the adhesive with Faded Denim Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to the jar and polish the glitter into the adhesive using your fingers.
  • Adhere snowflake to the bottom right hand corner of card.
  • Adhere the panel to the inside of  the card.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:



Other:
Cardstock - White
Inks - Faded Jeans Distress Ink
White Hemp Cord
Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine






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Monday, September 26, 2016

September 2016 Pop It Ups Designer Challenge #2


Welcome to our second Pop It Ups challenge for September. This time round the challenge is hosted by Caz Counsell and she has challenged us to "Be Inspired" - Take inspiration from a fellow teammate for a card or technique of any theme!

I must admit that I love this type of challenge as it gives me the opportunity to use some of those wonderful ideas my fellow teammates have come up with in the past.


For my card today I took inspiration from two of my fellow teammates ... Kelly Booth for her card where she combined the Anita Frames Pop Up with the Iron Fence Pop Up die sets which you can see here

The second teammate I took inspiration from was Caz Counsell who used the created a fabulous summery scene using the Iron Fence Pop Up and the All Seasons Tree which you can find here

My card is larger than I would normally make being 6 inches tall by 7 1/4 inches wide  when closed. To allow for the 14 1/2 inch wide designer paper on the inside, I cut my designer paper at 6 inches x 12 inches and scored at 7 1/4 inches and then cut another piece of designer paper about 4 inches wide and joined joined the two pieces together. The tree on the right hand side of the card hides most of where the join is.



Here is a close up photo of the left side of my card. Before adding the Iron Fence Pop-Up to my card, I die cut two long pieces of green card using the grass border from the Outdoor Edges die set and added that to the bottom of my card which had already been die cut using the Anita Frames Pop Up die set.

You can see Karen Burniston's video on how to use the Iron Fence Pop Up here. I added the Iron Fence to both sides of the card before adding the trees, so I knew where I needed to position the trees on my card.



Here is a close up photo of the right side of my card. I used the All Seasons Tree which I die cut in brown cardstock and leafy designer paper. 

I also added die cut the flowers also included in the All Seasons Tree die set and added those along the bottom of the fence. I added Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to each of the centres of the flowers. 

I die cut two of the birds also included in the Iron Fence Pop Up die set and colored them using copic markers another idea I got from Caz. 

To finish off the inside of the card I added sentiments from the Occasions Clear Stamp set and the Just a Note Clear Stamp set. 


For the front of the card I continued the scene, using the Iron Fence Pop-Up along the bottom of the card. I also added the border from the Outdoor Edges die set prior to adding the fence to the card.

This time round I used the All Seasons Tree as a branch rather than a tree. I also added more flowers along the bottom of the fence. 

Finally I added the sun from the Oval Pull Card die set to the top left hand corner of the card.

If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Craft Giraffe (now online only).

Don't forget to check out  Karen Burniston's blog  on Tuesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus an amazing card/video tutorial from Karen Burniston.

Stamps: Occasions Clear Stamp Set; Just A Note Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Teal; Pink; Brown; Imagine DP - Authentique; Live Loud Ear Candy DP - Imaginisce; Train Ride DP - Bella Blvd
Dies: Anita Frames Pop Up; Iron Fence Pop Up; Outdoor Edges; All Seasons Tree; Oval Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics





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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coffee Crazy


Hi everyone,

Today I am playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop which is being held from Friday 23rd September to Friday 30th September. The theme is Fall!





This time round I am playing with the Stampers Anonymous Fresh Brewed Blueprints which I purchased a few months ago when my paper craft store closed down and had them on special.

For the front of my card I used the MFT Stamps Horizontal Stitched Stripes in fall colors and then used the Splatters Stencil to add splatters all over the background. I added two of the images from the Fresh Brewed Blueprints stamp set and then added one of the birds from the Mini Bird Crazy and Things stamp set.



For the inside of my card I used the Anita Frames Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I also used the Coffee Stage It Stencil to sponge the coffee beans on either side of the card. The sentiments are from the Coffee & Tea Clear Stamp set.


I finished decorating the card using the Coffee and Crazy Birds again on either side of the card.


Stamps: Fresh Brewed Blueprint; Mini Bird Crazy & Things - Stampers Anonymous; Coffee & Tea Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Kraft; Brown; Rust; Green; Yellow
Dies: Anita Frames Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Horizontal Stitched Stripes - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Coffee Stage It Stencil;
Other: Black Ink; Ground Espresso Distress Ink; Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Splatter Stencil - Tim Holtz; Foam Tape; Copics




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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Let It Go



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Raquel Mason our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

Raquel tells us that ..... Today is her son’s birthday!  Make a birthday card for someone you love.




For my card today I decided to get a head start on my Granddaughter's birthday card. As she will be 4 in just over a month, she loves Elsa from the movie Frozen ... I don't think there are too many girls around that age that don't right!

Anyway last year I discovered this cute digital stamp from Sassy Studio Designs called Let it Go Sassy and I have finally gotten around to playing with the image.

I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I made this one a wide card by using the full length of an A4 card and cutting the height at 15cm. 

To decorate the edges of the card I used a die from Memory Box which I covered with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.



I die cut the number "4"; A Way with Words Happy Birthday 2; A Way with Words Let it Snow and A Way with Words Get Well Soon from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the front and then covered the adhesive with Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter.

I used the "Let It" from the Let It Snow die set and the "G" and "o" from the Get Well Soon die set and combined the two to create "Go" so I could create the sentiment "Let It Go".

I added the Happy Birthday sentiment to a panel on the fold of the card added two snowflakes.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Fran Sabad (September Guest Designer)



Stamps: Let It Go Sassy Digital Stamp - Sassy Studio Designs
Paper: White; Aqua; Candy Cane Lane Jack Frost DP - Bo Bunny
Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs;  A Way with Words Happy Birthday 2; A Way with Words Let It Snow; A Way with Words Get Well Soon; Numbers & More 1; Snowflakes - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Frostyville Border - Memory Box
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Dark Mint Silk Microfine Glitter; Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers
Other: Black Ink; Crystal Stickles; Foam Tape; Copics




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Friday, September 23, 2016

Dad


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. I don't know about you, but I am always looking for new ideas to use to create male themed cards. So this time round I am playing with the new Postage Stamp Squares and the Sports Charms to create a card for DAD! This card could be used for either Father's Day or a Birthday. 

Change the colors used on the card and this design can easily be converted to be suitable for 'Mum' or 'Mom' for Mother's Day; 'Boy' for a Baby Boy card; 'Joy' for a Christmas Card etc.

Here's how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock that measures 5 1/2 inches x 11 inches. Score along the 11 inch side at 5 1/2 inches and fold to create a top folding card.
  • Using the largest square from the Fitted Squares die set, die cut a square from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
  • Using the second largest square from the Stitched Squares die set, die cut a square from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.

  • Layer the two square panels together and then adhere these to the folded blue card.

  • 2. Using the second smallest square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set, die cut 5 squares from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and 4 squares from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.

    • Place foam tape to the back of the light blue squares and double sided adhesive tape to the back of the dark blue squares. (the photo above shows how the squares will alternate in height from base of card depending on which squares have foam tape on the back and which squares don't)


    • Adhere the small squares to the card starting with the light blue squares in the corner making sure to adhere to card so the squares are evenly spaced.

    3. Using the Sports Charms die set die cut the following:
    • (6) Circle Charms from White Soft Finish Cardstock
    • (6) Soccer Detail die from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
    • Assemble Soccer Balls as per photo above and cut of the charm hanger from each of the white circles. 
    • Place foam tape to the back of each soccer ball and adhere to each of the squares on the top and bottom rows of the front of the card.
    4. Using the smallest circle from the Stitched Circles die set, die cut 3 circles from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Place a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the back of a scrap of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Using the Alphabet 1 - Caps die set die cut the letters: D A D
    • Adhere each letter to one of the small stitched circles and attach to the centre row of squares on front of the card.



    5. The Inside of the card: 
    • Using the second smallest square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set, die cut 3 squares from Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock and 2 squares from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Counting from the centre die, die cut the fifth square from the Postage Stamp Squares die set from Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Counting from the centre die, die cut the third square from the Stitched Squares die set from White Soft Finish Cardstock.
    • Layer the white square to the larger postage stamp square. Using the "You're the Best" sentiment from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set, stamp onto the centre of the white square using black ink.
    • Adhere the larger square to the upper left hand side of the card referring to card above for placement.
    • Referring to the photo above, place the remaining small squares along the bottom edge and the right side of the large square so that they are evenly spaced.
    6. Using the Sports Charms die set die cut the following:
    • (3) Circle Charms from White Soft Finish Cardstock
    • (3) Soccer Detail die from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock which has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back.
    • Assemble Soccer Balls as per photo above and cut of the charm hanger from each of the white circles. 
    • Adhere the Soccer Balls to the three light blue postage squares on card.
    Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

    Supplies:

    Elizabeth Craft Designs:
    Postage Stamp Squares

    Other:
    Inks - Black
    Foam Tape
    Die Cutting Machine





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    Thursday, September 22, 2016

    Woof!


    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Our challenge hostess Lois continues to issue the challenges.

    This week Lois has us "Following a List" - Include on your card one (1) animal; two (2) layers; and three (3) colors (plus neutrals black, white, gray if you wish) 


    For my card this week I created a Pull Card using the Rectangle Pull Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    For my (1) animal I used one of the dogs from the Crazy Dogs stamp set from Stampers Anonymous. 
    I used (2) layers ... the base card and the designer paper.
    My (3) colors are navy, light blue and orange.

    I tried to keep my card fairly simple, but it looked pretty boring so I had to add the dog food, lead and the speech bubble with the word "Woof" onto the card.



    When you "pull" the card open it reveals a birthday sentiment.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


    Stamps: Crazy Dogs - Stampers Anonymous; LJD Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Navy; Snake Skin DP - Bella Blvd
    Dies: Rectangle Pull Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Speech Bubble Edgy Options; Alphabet & More 2 Lower Case - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Mini Action Wobble; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape - ECD;  Foam Tape; Copics




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